JOCKEY IRAM VARGAS DIEGO GRABS FIVE WINS SUNDAY AND TRAINER STEVE ASMUSSEN WINS FOUR

For Immediate Release
Sunday, July 10, 2016

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Sunday, July 10, 2016) – Maybe it’s something in the water, or perhaps the stars are aligned in some mysterious multiple win pattern. Whatever it is you won’t hear any complaints from the latest to be sprinkled with the magic win dust. Jockey Iram Diego rode the wave today winning five of the nine races carded. Four of the five were trained by Lone Star Park’s all-time leader, Steve Asmussen.  

The trainer/jockey duo of Asmussen/Diego was off to a great start, winning the early pick three (Races 1, 2 & 3). They again teamed up in Race 6 for victory number four. Diego rode his fifth winner in Race 7 for trainer J. R. Caldwell.

It was a multiple win night on Saturday, July 9 for Jockeys Luis Quinonez and C. J. McMahon each riding four winners, and trainer Bret Calhoun with four winners of the nine carded races.

7-9-9 DIEGO 

Iram Diego

Live racing returns Thursday, July 14 for the final weekend of live racing in the 2016 Spring Thoroughbred Season. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time is 7:05 p.m.

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Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track offers a 50-day 2016 Spring Thoroughbred Season, which opens Thursday, April 7 and concludes on Sunday, July 17.  Live racing will be held three days a week, Friday & Saturday at 7:05 p.m. (except Triple Crown Days May 7, May 21 & June 11 which have a 2:05 p.m. start) and Sundays at 2:05 p.m. Live racing will be held on select Thursdays at 7:05 p.m. (April 7 & 21; May 19; June 16; July 14). The racing program on Memorial Day, May 30, will start at 2:05 p.m. A special twilight program will be held at 5 p.m. both on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 (Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration). For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Lone Star Park is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book. The 36,000 square foot venue is open to the public 363 days a year.

Global Gaming Solutions, LLC (GGS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation with a primary business focus of pursuing entertainment, gaming and racing related opportunities in emerging jurisdictions in the United States and overseas as well as acquisition of regional gaming and entertainment assets. GGS LLC is the parent company of GG RP, which owns Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK and GG LSP, which owns a significant stake in Lone Star Park. GG LSP is the track operator who owns the license to operate Lone Star Park and leases the property from the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation.

 

 

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